A Guide to the James B. Richmond Poetry Book, 1873-1883 Richmond, James B., Poetry Book Ms2010-051

A Guide to the James B. Richmond Poetry Book, 1873-1883

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Special Collections
Collection Number Ms2010-051


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Processed by: Josh Howard, Special Collections Staff

Repository
Special Collections, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, Blacksburg, Va.
Collection Number
Ms2010-051
Title
James B. Richmond Poetry Book, 1873-1883
Physical Characteristics
1 folder; 0.1 cu. ft.
Creator
James B. Richmond
Language
English
Abstract
Book of poetry and prose by James B. Richmond (1842-1910), who was a politician, lawyer, judge, and banker from southwest Virginia.

Administrative Information

Access Restrictions

Collection is open to research.

Use Restrictions

Permission to publish from the James B. Richmond Poetry Book must be obtained from Special Collections, Virginia Tech.

Preferred Citation

Researchers wishing to cite this collection should include the following information: James B. Richmond Poetry Book, Ms2010-051, Special Collections, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, Blacksburg, Va.

Acquisition Information

The James B. Richmond Poetry Book was purchased by Special Collections in June 2010.

Processing Information

The processing, arrangement, and description of the James B. Richmond Poetry Book commenced and was completed in July 2010.

Biographical Information

James B. Richmond (1842-1910) was a politician, lawyer, judge, and banker from southwest Virginia. He served as an orderly sergeant in the Confederate Army and later was promoted to Captain of Company A of the 15th Virginia Infantry, Major of the 64th Virginia Regiment and later, Lieutenant Colonel of the same regiment. Afterwards, Richmond served in the Virginia House of Delegates in 1874 and 1875 and was elected a Democrat to the United States House of Representatives in 1878, serving from 1879 to 1881. He was judge of Scott County, Virginia from 1886 to 1892 and was chief counsel of the South Atlantic & Ohio Railroad. Richmond also practiced law in Lee and Wise counties in Virginia over the course of his legal career.

Scope and Content

The collection is a single manuscript book of poetry written by James B. Richmond. Much of the poetry includes the date and location of the composition. Several works are occasional poems, written in response or reflection of specific events, such as Richmond's departure from the US House of Representatives. The manuscript book also includes poems in response to the Civil War and/or religious in nature.

Arrangement

The collection consists of a single item.

Related Material

Special Collections' Rare Book Collection contains many volumes of poetry written by and about Virginia and the region, as well as volumes of Civil War poetry. Published materials can be located through the Library's catalog, Addison .

Manuscript collections containing local/regional or Civil War poetry include:

Civil War Small Manuscripts Collection, Ms2003-014. Finding aid available on the Virginia Heritage database.

Lucy Lee Lancaster Papers, Ms90-069. Finding aid available on the Virginia Heritage database.

Daniel Bedinger Lucas Papers, Ms1995-012. Finding aid available on the Virginia Heritage database.

Index Terms

    Subjects:

  • Civil War
  • Local/Regional History and Appalachian South
  • United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865

Contents List

Folder 1
Manuscript book of poetry, 1873-1883.